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habit of signior Nicolini, to try the merits of this cause by single combat. Sept. 1713.


I am yours,


• Pr’YTHEE, stop your lion's mouth a little on the chapter of masquerading. I have pursued a dear creature several of these gay nights through three or four as odd changes as any in Ovid's Metamorphoses, and she has promised, at the next in a habit of a gypsy, to tell me finally my fortune. Be dumb till then, and afterwards say

Your humble servant,


you please.

y The last No. of the Guardian, No. 175, is dated Oct. 1, 1713; and the first No. of the Englishman is dated Oct. 6, 1713, which verifies the note at the close of the preceding paper. See Additions to Pope’s ‘Works," cr. 8vo. Baldwin, vol. ü. p. 84. and 85.




The Figures in this Index refer to the Numbers of the Guardian.

ACTIVE men, compared with speculative, 130.
Acts, public at Oxford, two great reasons against them, 95.
Adam, his vision of souls, 138.
Adamite, a sect so called, 134.
Alcinous, his gardens described, from Homer, 173.
Alehouse-keeper, an elegant one on Hampstead road, 144.
Alexander, a letter from him to Aristotle, 111.
Allegories, directions for using them, 152.
Alnareschin, king of Persia, his story, 167.
Alonzo, don, a fatal instance of the effects of jealousy, 123.
Alphonso, his story from Strada's Lucan, 119.
Anacreon, his instructions to a painter for painting his mis-

tress, 168.
Anaximander, a saying of his, on being laughed at for sing-

ing, 135.
Ancestors, their examples should excite to great and virtuous

actions, 137.
Ancestry, how far to be venerated, ibid.

renders the good only illustrious, 123.

ridiculous for a man to value himself upon it, 137.
Ancients, Strada, distinguished among the, 119.
Androcles, story of him and the lion, 139.
Anger, defined, 129.
Annihilation, by whom desired, 89.
Ants, natural history of them, 153, 156, 157.
Aristotle, condemned censure, 135.
Art, those most capable of it, always fond of nature, 173.
Atalantis (the author of it) to whom a-kin, 107.

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Athalia (of Racine) part of it sublime, 117.
Atheism more grievous than religion, 93.
Athenais, a Grecian virgin, married to the emperor Theodo-

sius, 155.
Attraction of bodies applied to minds, 126.
Augustus Cæsar, Virgil's praises of him, 138.
Aurengezebe, tragedy of, wherein faulty, 110.

BARSisa, Santon, his story from the Turkish Tales, 148.
Bath, customs of that place, 174.
Beauty, inconveniences attending it, 85.

at war with Fortitude, 152.

imperfect, described by Prior, 85.
Benevolence, its seeds implanted in the human soul, 126.
Betty, miss, her history, 159.
Bias, his way of silencing Calumny, 155.
Binicorn, (Humphrey) his proposal for printing a dissertation

on horns, 124.
Birds, their examples proposed to imitation, 125.

observations on their conjugal and parental affections,
Blood, by what tainted, 137.
Bodkin, Timothy, his letter concerning short swords, 145.
Boileau, a French critic, his account of the sublime, 117.
Bosoms, naked, a great grievance, 116.

the Pope's order against them, ibid.
Boyle, commended for founding his Lecture, 175.
Bribery, none in a present of liquor, 160.
Bruce, lord, his challenge to, and duel with sir Edward

Sackville, 129. 133.
Bubnelia, angry about the tucker, 109.
Button, Daniel, his letter in praise of his own coffee-house,

twisting, not eloquent, 84.

CALUMNY, nothing so hard for a generous mind to get over,

how silenced by philosophers, ibid.
Care, Dorothy, complains of men's open bosoms, 171.
Chaplains to persons of quality ought to be respected, 163.
Charity, a virtue of the heart, 166.

a signal proof of the divinity of the Christian reli-
gion, 126.

intended by Nestor Ironside, esq. 166.
schools recommended, 105.

China, emperor of, honours none till after death, 96.
Chryso-magnet, or the loadstone which attracts gold, de-

scribed by Strada, 122.
Clarina, a young lady unhappy by her beauty, 85.
Classics, absolutely necessary to study them, 86.
Claudian (Strada's) 115. 119.

his court of Venus, 127.

Pluto's speech to Proserpine, from him, 164.
Cleomenes, a tragedy, by Dryden, wherein faulty, 110.
Clergymen considered as philosophers, 130.
Climate (British) very inconstant, 102.
Clown, character of an impudent one, 162.
Club, of Little men, 91.

Short club, ibid.
Silent club, 121.
Tall club, 108.

Terrible club, 143.
Cold bath, recommended, 102.
Comet, a remarkable one in 1680 described, 103.
Complaisance, useful in conversation to make it agreeable,

Congreve, characters drawn by him, 85. 115.
Conscience, is to the soul what health is to the body, 135.

-, the efficacy and force of it in the hour of death,

a good one, the only relief against the pain of
calumny, ibid.
Coquet, how she should paint herself, 140.
Countrymen, meeting abroad, their familiarity, 126.
Courtship, the extravagance of it described, 119.
Coxcomb, at the head of a family a melancholy thing, 165.
Crassus, an old lethargic valetudinarian, 102.
Creation, works of, the divine consideration of them, 175.
Critics, wherein they differ from cavillers, 110.

the severity of one on the fire-works on the Thames,

the character and marks of an ill one, by Mr. Con-
greve, 115.
Criticism on several plays of Dryden's and Lee's, 110.
Cromwell, Oliver, what monsieur Paschal says of his death,

Cunning opposed to wisdom, 152.
Cupid, with eyes, 127.

DÆDALUS, his letter about flying, 112.

Damo, a daughter of Pythagoras, to whom he left his writ-

ings, 165.
David (king), a rabbinical story concerning him, 138.
Davis, sir George, his adventure with a lion, 146.
Dead men, only have honours in China, 96.
Death, the hope of good men in it, 169.

what only can speak life in the midst of it, 135.

compared to Proteus, 136. whence the abhorrence
of it proceeds, 169.
Defamation, the art of it discovered, 170.
Denham, sir John, his directions for translating, 164.
Derham, Mr., his book of Physico-Theology commended,

Detraction, too easily given into by the ladies, 85.
Diaper, James, his letter recommending Tom's coffee-house

for politeness of conversation, 95.
Diogenes, a severe saying of his to one that slandered him,

his opinion concerning the poor and rich, 94.
Distress, imaginary, the greatest part of man's affliction, 162.
Ditton and Whiston, their letter concerning the longitude,

Don Sebastian, by Dryden, wherein that tragedy is faulty,

Dream of a window in Aurelia's breast, 106.

concerning death, 136.

of the future punishment of the idle, 158.
Dress, genius discovered therein, 149. compared to poetry,

Dryden, John, faulty in his sentiments, 110.
Duels, proceed from false honour, 133.

ought to be abolished, 129.
Dump, Goody, her letter complaining of a sullen husband,

Dunkirk, animadversions concerning demolishing it, 128.

Dutch, not subject to the spleen, 131.

EARRING, Nicholas, esq. his letter concerning a scolding

wife, 132.
Earth, its inhabitants ranged under two general heads, 130.
Education, various errors therein, 94.
Eliza, the character of a good mother, 150.
Epictetus, his saying concerning censure, 135.
Eve, her treating of an angel, described by Milton, 138.

her innocence to be imitated, not her nakedness, 100.

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